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National Science Foundation funding helps graduate student research mangroves in urban areas

Gabriela “Bella” Reyes, a doctoral student in the UF/IFAS Soil and Water Sciences Department, is the recipient of a National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship. The prestigious award will support her while she studies how anthropogenic stressors… Read More

What can mangroves do for you?

Mangroves on the move Mangroves are a group of salt-tolerant trees that thrive in coastal areas. In Florida, mangroves dominate most shorelines in the southern and central portion of the state. Mangroves are tropical plants that cannot tolerate… Read More

Graduate student’s research focuses on saltmarsh-mangrove ecotone

Interdisciplinary Ecology doctoral student Julie Walker recently published research on the saltmarsh-mangrove ecotone. Specifically, the study examined the changing vegetation composition between the two ecosystems. Walker also wanted to know how that change impacts community structure, ecosystem functioning,… Read More